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Suggestions on new workstation build

Question asked by Eric Smith on Mar 11, 2009
Latest reply on Mar 17, 2009 by Luke Gierach
I need to build a new CAD workstation for my boss. We using Solidworks 2009, and have several very large assemblies that we need to work with. I am looking for you suggestions and critiques on the system I have came up with. I realize some of the components I have picked out are new technology and therefore, we will pay a premium. I am looking to build a screaming and very stable system for him, money is (as it always is) an issue - but we have spent about 4k on workstations in the past, so that is my target.

What im looking at:

GPU - Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition 965 Nehalem 3.2GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor

RAM - CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory

PSU - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

VIDEO CARD - (2X - SLI CONFIGURED) PNY VCQFX3700-PCIE-PB Quadro FX3700 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Supported Workstation Video Card

HARD DRIVE - (2X - RAID 0 CONFIGURED) Intel® X25-E Extreme High Performance Solid State Disk (SSD) - 32GB, SLC flash technology, 2.5 form factor, SATA (3.0Gb/s)

MOTHERBOARD - ASUS P6T Deluxe LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

CASE - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case




I realize I am missing a few components, but the majority is here.

Thoughts, suggestions?

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